Omar Mismar

30 photographic prints
198 x 874 cm / 78 x 344 ⅛  in
Each: 60 x 80 cm / 23 x 31 ½ in
Each: 63 x 83 cm / 24 ¾ x 32 in (framed)

Omar Mismar (b.1986 Bekaa Valley, Lebanon; based in Beirut, Lebanon) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work probes the entanglement of art and politics and the aesthetics of disaster. Using material interventions, formal deliberations and translation strategies, Mismar explores conflict and its everyday representations.

Self-portrait. Photo: Omar Mismar

Mismar has participated in exhibitions at the San José Museum of Art, San José CA; Tabakalera, San Sebastián; MoMA, New York NY; Home Works 8, Beirut; VideoBrasil, São Paulo; Oakland Museum, Oakland CA; Leslie Lohman Museum, New York NY; Hamburg Phototriennale; and Beirut Art Center. Mismar has taught at California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA; the University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA; Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut; and the American University of Beirut. He is also the art editor of Beirut’s literary and art journal, Rusted Radishes.

‘After the Mediterranean,’ curated by Oriol Fontdevila, is on view until 29 October 2023.